Category Archives: Breakfast

Bakery/Café Review: Gail’s Bakery, London

Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town has become my regular Sunday morning breakfast spot, where I take a little time to myself, albeit surrounded by full tables of friends catching up and families taking their kids out for a babyccino

Bakery/Café Review: Gail’s Bakery, London

Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town has become my regular Sunday morning breakfast spot, where I take a little time to myself, albeit surrounded by full tables of friends catching up and families taking their kids out for a babyccino

Everyone’s talking about… Gail’s Bakery’s cinnamon buns

Since moving to Clapham, I now have a roster of fantastic cafés and bakeries on my doorstep, but it’s Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town that has become my regular Sunday morning hangout. With its cosy community feel, friendly staff,

Everyone’s talking about… Gail’s Bakery’s cinnamon buns

Since moving to Clapham, I now have a roster of fantastic cafés and bakeries on my doorstep, but it’s Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town that has become my regular Sunday morning hangout. With its cosy community feel, friendly staff,

Café review: Yellow Brick Road, Kuala Lumpur

When driving around KL, I often stumble upon a cluster of brilliant eateries located in a single concrete block just off a main road or tucked at one end of a residential neighbourhood. You can find artisan coffee shops, fine

Café review: Yellow Brick Road, Kuala Lumpur

When driving around KL, I often stumble upon a cluster of brilliant eateries located in a single concrete block just off a main road or tucked at one end of a residential neighbourhood. You can find artisan coffee shops, fine

Everyone’s talking about… Russ & Daughters’ smoked salmon bagels

Several years ago, while scrolling through Instagram in search of inspiration for brunch, I stumbled upon Russ & Daughters on a friend’s feed. An ex-New Yorker and fellow foodie, she told me it was one of the city’s oldest and

Everyone’s talking about… Russ & Daughters’ smoked salmon bagels

Several years ago, while scrolling through Instagram in search of inspiration for brunch, I stumbled upon Russ & Daughters on a friend’s feed. An ex-New Yorker and fellow foodie, she told me it was one of the city’s oldest and

Restaurant reviews: Italian food in New York

New York is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and its melting pot of cultures has created an incredibly exciting and dynamic food scene. At the beginning of the 20th century, the city welcomed a large

Restaurant reviews: Italian food in New York

New York is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and its melting pot of cultures has created an incredibly exciting and dynamic food scene. At the beginning of the 20th century, the city welcomed a large

Recipe: Lemon and cinnamon brioche french toast

(Sorry, no photo currently. It was so good that I gobbled it up too fast!) Ingredients: 2 slices brioche (from brioche loaf) 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/2tsp ground cinnamon zest of 1 lemon vanilla ice cream For the butterscotch

Recipe: Lemon and cinnamon brioche french toast

(Sorry, no photo currently. It was so good that I gobbled it up too fast!) Ingredients: 2 slices brioche (from brioche loaf) 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/2tsp ground cinnamon zest of 1 lemon vanilla ice cream For the butterscotch

Café Review: Tart, Clapham, London

A trip to visit my maternal grandparents usually means a lunch of Marks & Sparks quiche, cold meats, boiled eggs and a big bowl of retro salad, complete with radishes, spring onions and salad cream. It’s a classic English summertime

Café Review: Tart, Clapham, London

A trip to visit my maternal grandparents usually means a lunch of Marks & Sparks quiche, cold meats, boiled eggs and a big bowl of retro salad, complete with radishes, spring onions and salad cream. It’s a classic English summertime

Café review: Dark Room Espresso, Swindon

Unlike in London where artisan cafés and coffee houses are a dozen a dime, Swindon’s coffee scene is limited to greasy spoons and those three well-known chains. And then there is Dark Room Espresso. Blink and you’ll miss it; the

Café review: Dark Room Espresso, Swindon

Unlike in London where artisan cafés and coffee houses are a dozen a dime, Swindon’s coffee scene is limited to greasy spoons and those three well-known chains. And then there is Dark Room Espresso. Blink and you’ll miss it; the

Restaurant Review: La Femme du Boulanger, Nice, France

Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, this quaint restaurant is tucked away down a side street just a short walk from the main shopping stretch at Rue Jean-Medecin. Don’t miss its famous brunch, served everyday from 8:00am (9am on

Restaurant Review: La Femme du Boulanger, Nice, France

Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, this quaint restaurant is tucked away down a side street just a short walk from the main shopping stretch at Rue Jean-Medecin. Don’t miss its famous brunch, served everyday from 8:00am (9am on

Everyone’s talking about… Press’ avocado toast

Press is one of London’s most popular juice bars, famed for it’s tasty yet nutritious smoothies, seasonal juices and health kick tonics. But it’s the avocado toast that’s attracting all the attention. Press’ primary focus is on its drinks, but

Everyone’s talking about… Press’ avocado toast

Press is one of London’s most popular juice bars, famed for it’s tasty yet nutritious smoothies, seasonal juices and health kick tonics. But it’s the avocado toast that’s attracting all the attention. Press’ primary focus is on its drinks, but

Everyone’s talking about… Bread Ahead’s hot cross bun doughnuts

Hot cross buns are one of my favourite sweet treats. Topped with lashings of butter that runs down your hand as you bite into the fruit-packed, sweet, spiced bun, I can never stop at only one. So when I saw

Everyone’s talking about… Bread Ahead’s hot cross bun doughnuts

Hot cross buns are one of my favourite sweet treats. Topped with lashings of butter that runs down your hand as you bite into the fruit-packed, sweet, spiced bun, I can never stop at only one. So when I saw

Café Review: Highness Café & Tea Room, Highbury, London, UK

TimeOut Love London Awards winner in both 2015 and 2016, Highness Café & Tea Room is a charming family-run cake shop located on the short stretch of high street between Highbury, Islington and Arsenal that has come to be known

Café Review: Highness Café & Tea Room, Highbury, London, UK

TimeOut Love London Awards winner in both 2015 and 2016, Highness Café & Tea Room is a charming family-run cake shop located on the short stretch of high street between Highbury, Islington and Arsenal that has come to be known

Everyone’s talking about… Whisk’s Red Velvet cake

Every time I come to Kuala Lumpur, I spend a lazy morning at Whisk, either lost in a great book or typing frantically on my laptop (as I am now). I can confidently say that Whisk is the best place

Everyone’s talking about… Whisk’s Red Velvet cake

Every time I come to Kuala Lumpur, I spend a lazy morning at Whisk, either lost in a great book or typing frantically on my laptop (as I am now). I can confidently say that Whisk is the best place

Recipe: Black Forest pancakes

Ingredients: Pancakes: 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg flavourless oil Toppings: frozen Black Forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants, grapes) Greek yogurt honey Method: (place a clean, dry

Recipe: Black Forest pancakes

Ingredients: Pancakes: 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg flavourless oil Toppings: frozen Black Forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants, grapes) Greek yogurt honey Method: (place a clean, dry

Everyone’s talking about… Nordic Bakery’s cinnamon buns

I never really understood the Scandinavian ritual of hygge until my visit to Soho’s Nordic Bakery. Heave open the café’s giant wooden door and you are encircled by comfort. Hygge is all about enjoying life’s simply pleasures and Nordic Bakery

Everyone’s talking about… Nordic Bakery’s cinnamon buns

I never really understood the Scandinavian ritual of hygge until my visit to Soho’s Nordic Bakery. Heave open the café’s giant wooden door and you are encircled by comfort. Hygge is all about enjoying life’s simply pleasures and Nordic Bakery

Restaurant Review: The Greek Larder, King’s Cross, London

Granary Square is one of London’s most well-attended brunch spots. The likes of Caravan draw in the crowds with their lofty industrial interiors, artisan coffee and egg dishes. But just around the corner, a lesser-known eatery takes brunch to Greece

Restaurant Review: The Greek Larder, King’s Cross, London

Granary Square is one of London’s most well-attended brunch spots. The likes of Caravan draw in the crowds with their lofty industrial interiors, artisan coffee and egg dishes. But just around the corner, a lesser-known eatery takes brunch to Greece

Spiced cranberry, walnut and honey porridge

A warming, hearty start to a winter’s day. Ingredients: 45g rolled oats 270ml whole milk 1/4tsp ground cinnamon 1/4tsp ground ginger pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1 cup fresh cranberries (or frozen, thawed overnight) handful walnuts, roasted and chopped into

Spiced cranberry, walnut and honey porridge

A warming, hearty start to a winter’s day. Ingredients: 45g rolled oats 270ml whole milk 1/4tsp ground cinnamon 1/4tsp ground ginger pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 1 cup fresh cranberries (or frozen, thawed overnight) handful walnuts, roasted and chopped into

Restaurant review: Le Trimaran, Nice, France

Brightly coloured plastic chairs, a laminated folder menu, tightly packed tables with plastic table cloths, a concrete pavement and the best crêpes and galettes in Nice. Le Trimaran in Vieux Nice – the city’s historic centre – is not to

Restaurant review: Le Trimaran, Nice, France

Brightly coloured plastic chairs, a laminated folder menu, tightly packed tables with plastic table cloths, a concrete pavement and the best crêpes and galettes in Nice. Le Trimaran in Vieux Nice – the city’s historic centre – is not to

Recipe: Cherry and blueberry frangipane plait

… with white chocolate drizzle, served with vanilla cream. Once the summer arrives, people tend to gravitate towards simple fruit salads, light panna cottas, cool ice cream and no bake fruit tarts – all delicious options, but why deprive ourselves

Recipe: Cherry and blueberry frangipane plait

… with white chocolate drizzle, served with vanilla cream. Once the summer arrives, people tend to gravitate towards simple fruit salads, light panna cottas, cool ice cream and no bake fruit tarts – all delicious options, but why deprive ourselves

Café Review: Flotsam & Jetsam, Wandsworth, London

Every London borough has a great Aussie café and Flotsam & Jetsam is just that café for the borough of Wandsworth. Buzzing with a weekend crowd, it keeps its regulars happy with classic brunch dishes and a great selection of

Café Review: Flotsam & Jetsam, Wandsworth, London

Every London borough has a great Aussie café and Flotsam & Jetsam is just that café for the borough of Wandsworth. Buzzing with a weekend crowd, it keeps its regulars happy with classic brunch dishes and a great selection of